To most people, SimPrograms is a fansite. However, it is also Jud’s personal blog. We mainly post stuff about The Sims, SimCity and Spore franchises. We also occasionally report stuff about EA and very rarely, their rivals. Especially when it’s something that could be very influential to the way EA and/or one of their divisions/subsidiaries. Recently we posted about a short video tour of Zynga, who is one of EA’s rivals via their subsidiary Playfish. A few users posted negative comments about the post, SimPrograms and us the news editors. This was not a first time thing.
To address this, I will try to make it clear what this site is and how it works. First of all… This site was started by Jud to give people a helping hand and to share information to the fellow programmers of The Sims. For a short time from 2003-2005 this site briefly became Jud’s personal blog and the Sims related programs on the site moved to The Sims Workshop. Eventually the site was restored to Maxis/Sims news and the programs returned as well.
Long story short, we have permission from Jud to post this or that. Sure we mainly post stuff about The Sims, SimCity, Spore, EA and etc. But that’s the way, uh huh uh huh, Jud likes it. Not to be rude but if you don’t like it, be polite about it or go somewhere else. SimPrograms is one of the oldest sites that post Sims news and if you don’t wanna be a part of the awesome that is SimPrograms, your loss. But we know that there are many from all over the world that come to SimPrograms for news about EA, The Sims and more. For them and for us, please be polite and respectful to Jud, the Staff and eachother. Thanks.
The Black Scorpion